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Friday, 9 January 2009

Its a start but its not enough

The announcement that Edinburgh is to get £3.5m for its capital city status is bittersweet in the extreme. It is, I believe, John Swinney trying to deliver on a promise but it is a 10th of what we need. So whilst the principle is good and one I argued for when I was leader, it suggests to me that once again the SNP/Libdem mal-administration have failed to stand up for Edinburgh.


Laura said...

Staggering hypocrisy - how much did you get from the Labour-led administration, in much more lucrative times? Diddly squat!

Ewan said...


In ten years local government got more cash than ever before from Westminster and Holyrood. In Education alone our budget went up 67% in 8 years.

In Labours manifesto for Holyrood was a direct commitment to recognising Edinburgh's Capital City Status which means had we been in power we would have delivered the same thing.

The fact is that a promise was made and I give Swinney credit for delivering something but the SNP/libdem administration have let him away with giving us less, much less than we need.

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